What I’m Loving: June 2016

Hello? Is this thing on? I’m like a comedian stepping in front of the harsh spotlight of a stage and a hot mike because guys, it’s been a LONG time. Like, this-blog-has-dust bunnies-under-its-covers long. But I made a promise last fall to focus on finishing my second manuscript and now that I’ve done it, I finally have head space again to write some fun content for my website. Topping that list are these round-ups of books, films, pop culture kernels …

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My Essay for Women Writers

A few months back, I had a burst of creative insight on a topic I’d been mulling for a while—what creative forces had motivated me to finish my second novel. Shortly after, I came across a particular passage in #Hamiltome that crystallized the topic for me. So I sat down and put some thoughts down on paper. My first instinct was to hit “Publish” and share them on my blog. But I stopped myself, knowing I might be able to get it published …

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What to Read Now: Summer 2016

Another season, another What to Read post for Jen over at EffortlessChic.com. As quiet as I’ve been on the blog, the great news is that it’s in large part the result of having finished my second manuscript (which is now out with some critique partners/beta readers for that revision stage that is both so painful and necessary and wonderful all at once). My hope is to pick back up with some content here now. I’ve got an essay coming out …

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What to Read Now: Winter 2016

So thrilled to share my latest What to Read post for Jen over at EffortlessChic.com. And in even more exciting news, I was thrilled when she asked me to formally join her as part of her outstanding editorial team!     Here’s my Winter Reading List and for a long view, check out my picks for fall 2015, summer 2015, winter 2015, fall 2014, and summer 2014.

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Agent Interviews

Early in my writing career, I had the pleasure of connecting with Chuck Sambuchino, whose Guide to Literary Agents blog for Writer’s Digest is one of the most widely read publishing blogs online. Chuck happily obliged my request to help as a freelance contributor and so, for the past two years, I’ve done exactly that—curating dozens of New Agent Alerts (which are a GREAT way to learn about the industry and agents who are eager for debut novelists) along with …

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